The Political Writings of St. Augustine
Gateway Editions, 1962 - 358 páginas
Anyone with a better than cursory knowledge of politics knows that a people's deepest values - their religious values - are what determine whether a society will prosper or fail. And anyone with a more than cursory knowledge of history knows that there was once an entity called Christendom - a political society self-consciously in obeisance to a total Christian view of life.
Here in one concise volume is St. Augustine's brilliant analysis of where faith and politics meet - casting a penetrating light on Roman civilization, the coming Middle Ages, ecclesiastical politics, and some of the most powerful ideas in the Western tradition, including Augustine's famous "just war theory" and his timeless ideas of how men should live in society.
With the classic introduction by Henry Paolucci and an analysis by Dino Bigongiari.
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CHAPTER I ORIGINS OF COERCIVE GOVERNMENT A. Fallen Nature and the
Two Cities God , desiring not only that the human race might be able by their
similarity of nature to associate with one another , but also that they might be
He is of opinion that there are two parts in human nature , body and soul , and
makes no doubt that of these two the soul is the better and by far the more worthy
part . But whether the soul alone is the man , so that the body holds the same ...
The purpose is not conscious , not felt , not regulated by these things themselves
; yet what happens is purposeful , because they are activated by a higher being
which is called nature . This is , of course , the great Aristotelian doctrine of the ...
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